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The Encyclopedia Of the War Of 1812 [3 volumes]: A Political, Social, and Military History

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The Encyclopedia of the War of 1812: A Political, Social, and Military History dedicates 872 entries—totaling some 600,000 words—to this important American war. It is the most comprehensive and significant reference work available on the subject. Its entries spotlight the key battles, standout individuals, essential weapons, and social, political, and economic developments, and examine the wider, concurrent European developments which directly affected this conflict in North America. A volume of primary documents...

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The Encyclopedia Of the War Of 1812: A Political, Social, and Military History [3 volumes]

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Overview

The Encyclopedia of the War of 1812: A Political, Social, and Military History dedicates 872 entries—totaling some 600,000 words—to this important American war. It is the most comprehensive and significant reference work available on the subject. Its entries spotlight the key battles, standout individuals, essential weapons, and social, political, and economic developments, and examine the wider, concurrent European developments which directly affected this conflict in North America. A volume of primary documents provides more avenues for research.

This three-volume work offers comprehensive, in-depth information in a format that lends itself to quick and easy use, making it ideal for high school, college, and university-level learners as well as general learning annexes and military libraries. Scholars of the period and students of American military history will find it essential reading.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Truly a remarkable resource. . . . Its expansive scope, solid scholarship, and uniqueness make it a much-welcomed addition to undergraduate collections."

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Booklist

"This is a handy and useful resource overall. Recommended."

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Choice

"This user-friendly, highly informative encyclopedia will be valuable to student researchers and to those with an interest in the subject, including readers who might need some background information for events concerning the war's 200th anniversary."

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Library Journal

"By far the most comprehensive single source of information about the (relatively) small-scale but significant War of 1812 to date."

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School Library Journal

"This highly recommended reference tool is appropriate for all libraries supporting undergraduate programs in American history."

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ARBA

"Overall, this set is informative and includes so many cross-references and finding aids that it should be an invaluable resource for anyone interested in learning more about this sometimes overlooked war."

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Reference Reviews

Library Journal
Tucker (senior fellow of military history at ABC-CLIO; Battles That Changed History) treats users to alphabetically arranged entries on people, places, key terms, and events of interest, as well as maps and primary-source documents. The text is prefaced by an alphabetical listing of the entries as well as a list of general and battle-specific maps, and an introduction to and an overview of the war. The overview includes a description of the chief causes of the conflict, as well as ancillary causes, with some brief analysis. Volumes 1 and 2 contain alphabetized, one- to two-page entries, which open with key event, birth, and death dates and include related terms and topics and a further-reading list. Throughout these two volumes charts, pictures, and maps perfectly supplement the concise, signed entries. Volume 3 offers primary-source documents such as the texts of the Louisiana Purchase Treaty, various decrees by Napoleon, presidential addresses and letters, laws, and so forth, each prefaced by an introduction. In addition to the documents, there is some information about medals, decorations, and military honors awarded during the conflict, and on military ranks. Appended material includes a glossary of period terminology, a chronology, a bibliography, and categorical and alphabetical indexes. VERDICT This user-friendly, highly informative encyclopedia will be valuable to student researchers and to those with an interest in the subject, including readers who might need some background information for events concerning the war's 200th anniversary.—Annette Haldeman, Dept. of Legislative Svcs. Lib., Annapolis, MD
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851099566
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/30/2012
  • Pages: 1034
  • Sales rank: 1,043,924
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 3.20 (d)

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